xiunplane

xiunplane asked:

How do you feel about troll death knights and their religion? Would the loa even give them blessings? (I can see not for darkspear, because of bwonsamdi, but what about tribes like the sandfury?).

tmirai answered:

{Trollin’ Thursdays} More on Death Knights & Spirituality

The answers to your questions are in these two articles: Undead/Death Knights and Can Death Knights be Shadow Hunters? But I’ll expand some.

In general, trolls appear have a pretty dismissive, superstitious regard of the undead, believing them to be unnatural cheaters of death that are shunned by the loa. With Death Knights, who have been taken by a force that separated them from the loa, they would regard them to be just as cursed and forsaken by their gods.

Yet there may be some variations in this belief, and mostly because of the attitudes of the loa themselves which shape the cultural beliefs and practices of the trolls that worship them. For example, Mueh’zala and Bwonsamdi, both spirits associated with death, might be iterations of the same loa. We know that Bwonsamdi does not favor the undead, and seeks to reclaim them and send them, properly, to the spirit world. Voodoo that violates the natural cycle of life is forbidden in most jungle troll cultures.The Sandfury, on the other hand, practice dark voodoo that creates undead zombies. Mueh’zala, if he is a different loa, may not be as abhorrent of undead as Bwonsamdi is, thus why the Farraki would feel comfortable practicing such magics. Yet these risen mummies are not treated as members of Farraki society, but tools to be used and then discarded afterward, so it’s still not as if undead or Death Knights would be treated kindly.

Being that their lands have been so ravaged by the Scourge, Drakkari probably shun death knights and do not believe they can keep a relationship with the loa. The same for the forest trolls, whose lands were tainted by the plague.

Of course, one does not have to be dead to be a death knight, but the trolls’ regard of them is the same despite. They are still cut off from the loa because of the plague’s change of their bodies and spirits and the Lich King’s power over them. Yet with the Lich King contained and its influence over its minions subdued, troll Death Knights may be more able to reclaim their link with the loa now. If they are undead, it may still be difficult, but not wholly impossible.

(This information is semi-headcanon, loosely based on canon lore.)

xiunplane
dbananza:

silverruby:

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A little macabre, I know, but it’s an idea that’s plagued me for a while. (*Guffaw* Get it?! Plagued?!?!)
Yes, her tits are stitched on… I mean, you can always swap out to a nicer, perkier pair if you find one right? >_> <_< LOLOLOL I imagine she was a classy lady in life… The underwear on the outside kind of classy.
I’m the worst kind of character designer. I will take a bad joke and run with it. >D<
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LOVE the embroidery…

dbananza:

silverruby:

This is my Forsaken lady Giselle Berghold- a former seamstress whose found a better use for her embroidery skills- decorating her own skin. Why bother with normal tattoos when you can have like.. 3D tattoos…? 

A little macabre, I know, but it’s an idea that’s plagued me for a while. (*Guffaw* Get it?! Plagued?!?!)

Yes, her tits are stitched on… I mean, you can always swap out to a nicer, perkier pair if you find one right? >_> <_< LOLOLOL I imagine she was a classy lady in life… The underwear on the outside kind of classy.

I’m the worst kind of character designer. I will take a bad joke and run with it. >D<

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LOVE the embroidery…